Dormers - 8 popular species


Dormers bring additional light and sometimes also a gain of space under the roof. But the dorm itself must necessarily fit the house and the roof. Therefore, we offer an overview of the eight most popular dormer molds.

Types of dormers

The dormer should fit as perfectly as possible to the style of the house and the existing roofing. For example, the playful little bat dormer will not want to match a state-of-the-art straightforward building.

While some dormer shapes are quite obviously suitable for a certain type of roof, you do not know what to do with other dormer shapes.

Dormers - 8 popular species: roof

This certainly includes the worn-out saddle dormer. Due to the many small roof surfaces that arise at this dormer, the dormer makes a lot of work by an experienced roofer and so also high costs with low light gain.

Trapezoidal and round dormer

Both the trapezoidal dormer and the round dormer are today more likely to be found in modern, stylish houses, while the dormer dormer is less used. But this is also due to their high conversion costs within the roof area.

Similar to the Schleppgaube, the trapezoidal dormer also causes high costs and a lot of work. She, too, starts just below the ridge, rising from the roof. As a result, much has to be changed and reworked within the beams and slats of the roof truss.

Dormers in the overview

Here is a small overview of the dormer types. The pigeon is often confused with a bat dormer. However, her back is usually much wider than that of a bat dormer.

  • shed dormer
  • pointed dormer
  • ridge dormer
  • Abhollowed saddle dormer
  • trapezoidal dormer
  • arched dormers
  • bat dormer
  • Hecht Gaube

Tips & Tricks

Have computer drawings showing the new dormer in your roof. This way, expensive mistakes can be avoided and you can really find the kind of dormer that fits perfectly to your own home.


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